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The payment

Wednesday Feb 23, 2005

So far all this looks terrific, so I arrange for PayPal payment and notify Patrick:

Hello Patrick,

I just sent the EUR 150 via PayPal, the first of two as you suggested.

Please ship the set to me via registered mail at my office address: 

Lih-Tah Wong 
20300 Civic Center Dr #300 
Southfield, MI 48076 
USA 

I will let you know when the set arrives.

Thank you.

Regards, 
Lih-Tah

Twelve hours later, Patrick replies back:

Hello Lih-Tah,

I received the payment today and I will have the pens ready to send! I will ship them tommorow morning as first thing as said!

Patrick

20 minutes later I get this confirmation of payment acceptance from PayPal:

Dear Lih-Tah Wong,

This email confirms that Hans Butterbaum has accepted the 150.00 EUR you sent.

------------------------------ Payment Details ------------------------------

Amount: 150.00 EUR Transaction ID: 9JJ78958SL147431K Subject: Payment for your sterling Damier 75 set

Note: Hi Patrick.

Here is my first payment for EUR 150 as you suggested. This is for the sterling silver Parker 75 Damier FP and FT set.

Please send to my address:

Lih-Tah Wong 20300 Civic Center Dr #300 Southfield, MI 48076 USA

Thank you.

Regards, 
Lih-Tah

At first I am suspicious because the recipient is not Patrick Dieth but one Hans Butterbaum.  I decide that it could simply be that Patrick has no PayPal account of his own, so he is getting help from a friend.  I quickly dismiss my suspicions.

Within 40 minutes, my reply to Patrick is a simple acknowledgement that there will be another payment forthcoming:

Thank you Patrick.

I will email you when the pens arrive.

Shortly thereafter, I will PayPal the remainder.

Regards, 
Lih-Tah

Next chapter - the long wait

 
 

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